The Orientation Office provides a variety of opportunities for current students to serve JMU by assisting first-year and transfer students in their transition to campus. Peer connection is a powerful means to show an authentic and dynamic view of the JMU community. Student staff contributions give life to the Orientation programs and leave impressions on incoming students, guests and one another that last a lifetime.

As a member of the Orientation team, you will learn, develop and grow in unexpected ways. You will experience personal growth, learn more about JMU academic, business, and student life resources, enhance relationships with faculty and staff, facilitate peer discussions, and create memorable experiences. Through Orientation, your opportunities are endless. The choice is yours – apply for one of the many positions available on the O-Team.

Orientation Peer Adviser (OPA)

Applications for Orientation Peer Advisers will open October 1.

Orientation Peer Advisers (OPAs) play a critical role in creating a successful transition for first-year students to the James Madison University community. They welcome first-year and transfer students and their guests to JMU and assist them in their transition during Orientation programs. During Weeks of Welcome OPAs serve as supervisors for First yeaR Orientation Guides (FROGs) and  assist with transfer Weeks of Welcome. 

Some benefits of the job include:

  • $4400 Stipend before taxes (paid in installments)
  • Summer Housing
  • Meals during Orientation programming and Trainings
  • Professional Development
  • Joining a team of students and staff who love JMU!
First yeaR Orientation Guide

Applications for the FROG position will open in the Spring semester.

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